The second weekend of the month seems like a popular one for sports card shows in New Jersey.
S&B Sports Promotions is holding a weekend-long sports card show at the Voorhees Town Center, 1285 Echelon Mall Road, Voorhees starting today.
New York Giants tight end Jake Ballard and New York Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez are scheduled to be autograph guests, presented by Bleacher Creature Collectibles, at a show at the Sheraton Hotel, 6 Industrial Way East in Eatontown on Saturday. The show runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Ballard and Nunez scheduled to be there from 12-2 p.m.
On Sunday, there are three more shows scheduled:
- At the Rahway Senior Center, 1306 Esterbrook Avenue , from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (suggested donation: $1)
- At the East Dover First Aid Squad, 530 Garfield Avenue in Toms River from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (organized by The Backstop)
- At the Toms River Elks Lodge, 600 Washington Street, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (organized by Cards & Collectibles)
For planning purposes, there are a couple of events for football fans later this month. MAB Celebrity Services will have a number of the 2012 New York Giants signing autographs in Franklin Lakes on Feburary 23rd and 25th. GT Sports Marketing will hold a big football autograph show (with some other guests, including George Brett) next weekend (Feburary 17th-19th) at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset.
And for minor league baseball card collectors, STB Sports is now accepting pre-orders for 2012 card sets through its website. I also got a new printed catalog from Lake Country Minor League Prospects yesterday with 2012 pre-order information, but it’s not posted online yet. You can try contacting them if you’re interested and not on the mailing list.